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David MacLeod commented on Rob Olason's group 350.org workgroup
"Well said, J.C., and important link. Thank you."
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J. C. Walker,Jr. commented on Rob Olason's group 350.org workgroup
"Words, by their very nature have an inherent bias which when misused reduce qualities, quite sublimely, of notions originating from different paradigms to a disingenuous playing field. When the debate between Good Jobs is juxtaposed against a tacit…"
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J. C. Walker,Jr. commented on Rob Olason's group 350.org workgroup
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J. C. Walker,Jr. commented on Rob Olason's group 350.org workgroup
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J. C. Walker,Jr. commented on Rob Olason's group 350.org workgroup
"https://actionnetwork.org/events/bellingham-nokxl-vigil <HTML><META HTTP-EQUIV="content-type" CONTENT="text/html;charset=utf-8"> On Monday night, all across the country, people will be gathering to mark this moment…"
Jan 31
J. C. Walker,Jr. commented on Rob Olason's group 350.org workgroup
"How many folks will claim victory if the coal/oil trains end up being run through the county?"
Jan 26
Hank Kastner commented on Rob Olason's group 350.org workgroup
"There are a couple interesting new things being hatched by activists at Power Past Coal: an investigation into creating a Municipal Energy district for B'ham as an alternative to PSE, and an effort to reverse the County moratorium on wind…"
Nov 13, 2013
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350.org workgroup

350.org is coordinating ideas and input from thousands of organizers from around the world, with community level demonstration projects. Let's use this group to coordinate our local efforts!
Oct 9, 2013
Hank Kastner commented on Rob Olason's group 350.org workgroup
"a little provocative for the coal/carbon/action set, me thinks?This may be worth some discussion...http://www.postcarbon.org/report/1882095-climate-after-growth"
Oct 8, 2013
J. C. Walker,Jr. commented on Rob Olason's group 350.org workgroup
Jul 28, 2013
Hank Kastner commented on Rob Olason's group 350.org workgroup
"genesis of a documentary about coal resistance in the NW: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/366884863/momenta "
Jun 19, 2013
warren miller commented on Rob Olason's group 350.org workgroup
"Check out the documentary on Coal, tonight, June 19th on KCTS or online. Includes info on our local coal issues. http://earthfix.opb.org/energy/article/coal-the-documentary/ ;"
Jun 19, 2013
Hank Kastner joined Rob Olason's group
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350.org is coordinating ideas and input from thousands of organizers from around the world, with community level demonstration projects. Let's use this group to coordinate our local efforts!
Jun 18, 2013
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350.org workgroup

350.org is coordinating ideas and input from thousands of organizers from around the world, with community level demonstration projects. Let's use this group to coordinate our local efforts!
May 16, 2013
J. C. Walker,Jr. commented on Rob Olason's group 350.org workgroup
"http://www.grinzo.com/energy/ The Cost of Energy"
May 7, 2013

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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
I am not currently involved, but am very interested in this issue.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I feel the current paradigm of endless growth/expansion of markets/consumption/ population increase is leading to our extinction as a species and the destruction of the planet's current biosphere balance. Perhaps human extinction is the necessary corrective to this "runaway train," but I would like to think we are smart enough beings that we could change our mindset, change our course, and develop a more sustainable, healthy paradigm for our species survival and for our planet's survival.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
South Bellingham

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Carbon Neutral Home in England

Posted on May 24, 2011 at 8:57am 0 Comments

This  video is a "walk-through" of a carbon neutral home built as a demo. It doesn't really provide a lot of space to store one's accumulated junk. Maybe that's part of the point.

 

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Little Bellingham is # 10 in the nation for bike-to-work riders!

Posted on October 6, 2010 at 9:10pm 0 Comments

Portland is ahead of Bellingham for total percentage of workforce that commutes by bike. But not by much!

Ride on!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/01/boulder-colorado-leads-na_n_747261.html#s148813

People's Climate Summit Coverage on oneclimate.net

Posted on April 21, 2010 at 8:03pm 3 Comments

You can view a live video feed from the Bolivian People's Climate Summit April 20-22nd.

http://www.oneclimate.net/bolivia

Eco Shock Podcast well worth listening to

Posted on March 29, 2010 at 2:36pm 1 Comment

I'm glad I listened to this podcast. The first segment is with Shaun Chamberlin, author of "The Transition Timeline." He discusses the Transition Movement in Britain and does a great job summarizing the positive aspects of transition.





The promo for the podcast:

DARK OPTIMISM How do we handle Peak Oil AND climate change? Shaun Chamberlin from UK Transition Towns, energy writer Kurt Cobb, plus

Richard Heinberg on renewable hope, with Lester Brown.

You know we are…

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"Capitalism-A Love Story" now available on dvd

Posted on March 13, 2010 at 8:53pm 0 Comments

Many of you are most likely already aware of Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Capitalism-A Love Story."



However, if you missed it during its theatrical run, I suggest you will be well rewarded by viewing it on dvd. The reason for saying this is not just the value of looking at our capitalistic economic system with "fresh eyes," which you will get with Moore's trademark humor (and cynicism), but also for the extras contained on the dvd that… Continue

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At 11:46am on August 18, 2010, Stephanie Davis said…
My email is sarizona2005@yahoo.com. I'll see you Friday at 2:30 at Bloom.
At 11:50am on April 19, 2010, Craig Mayberry said…
Thanks, I appreciate the feedback. I do not get a lot of feedback on my writing so I have no idea if anyone is paying attention or not.
At 10:03am on December 10, 2009, Jean Kroll said…
Hi Rob,
The Center for Local Self-Reliance is seeking to remodel the old Caretaker's House in Fairhaven Park to utilize as a educational facility for skills such as gardening, preserving, soil-building, seed collecting and much more. We are currently in the process of getting the old house up to code and turning the lawn into a garden area. Our energy right now is raising funds for needed repairs. We hope to be able to offer classes there in the very near future! Please visit our website at www.caretakershouse.org. Thanks for your interest!
 
 
 

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